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Gulf of Guinea Focus: Week 21


More Shipping Lines Impose Surcharge On Nigeria-Bound Cargoes
More Shipping Lines Impose Surcharge On Nigeria-Bound Cargoes

Danish shipping line Maersk and German carrier Hapag-Lloyd have imposed peak season surcharge of US$3,000 (about N4.5 million) and US$1,000 (about N1.5 million) per TEU respectively on containers coming into Nigeria. This is coming barely three weeks after French shipping line CMA CGM imposed the sum of $900 per TEU (twenty equivalent unit) of containers as peak season surcharge on cargoes coming through it from China to Nigeria. Maersk said its new peak season surcharge will apply to all types of containers, including dry, reefer and special containers coming from the Far East to Nigeria effective 1st June.


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$195m Deep Blue Project: NIMASA Vows To Review Agreement With Navy Over Visibility
$195m Deep Blue Project: NIMASA Vows To Review Agreement With Navy Over Visibility

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), disclosed plans to review its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Nigerian Navy on the $195m Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure project otherwise known as the Deep Blue project. LEADERSHIP reports that a frontline indigenous Shipowner and former president, Nigeria Shipowners Association (NISA), Aminu Umar, said due to insecurity in the Niger-Delta region, indigenous Shipowners engage private security guards on their vessels. “Deep Blue Project have made an impact but today, no vessel can move from Lagos-down South without security guards. We need to see deep blue visibilities so that there can be confidence, so that our ships can see them and feel secure, and we don’t need more Security guards when going down South the country,” Umar stated.


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Navy Arrests 2 Suspects With 3,500 Litres Of Petrol En Route Cameroon
Navy Arrests 2 Suspects With 3,500 Litres Of Petrol En Route Cameroon

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka, says it has arrested two suspected oil thieves carrying 3,500 litres of petrol in a wooden boat en route Cameroon. The Commanding Officer, Capt. Uche Aneke, disclosed this while handing over the suspects and items to Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Ibaka.He said that the suspects were arrested along the waterways at about 11.15am on May 18. Aneke said that the navy base received intelligence report of suspected smuggling activity within her area of operation.“Consequently, our gunboats on routine patrol were vectored to intercept and arrest the two suspected smugglers. “They were arrested with a wooden boat that contained 3,500 litres of petrol concealed under goods and covered with tarpaulin.


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Red Sea Crisis Turns Lome Into Key Transhipment Hub On MSC's Ex-Asia Services
Red Sea Crisis Turns Lome Into Key Transhipment Hub On MSC's Ex-Asia Services

Container lines are increasingly building transhipment connections to mitigate the effects of longer transit times and schedule disruptions caused by vessel diversions over the Cape of Good Hope. In a move that industry sources noted was “unusual,” MSC has expanded the port rotation of its Indus Express service between India and the US east coast with a call at the port of Lome in Togo. Lome is the only port on the coast of West Africa capable of servicing large container ships with capacities up to 16,000 teu that require a draft of 16 meters. The Indus itinerary features weekly calls at Nhava Sheva and Mundra on the Indian leg. And sources believe the rotation expansion allows MSC to target cargo for other markets through transhipment offerings.


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Nigerian Navy@68: Tinubu To Commission Newly Acquired Ships, Helicopters
Nigerian Navy@68: Tinubu To Commission Newly Acquired Ships, Helicopters

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be commissioning the three newly acquired ships and two helicopters as well as declaring open the International Maritime Exhibition in which international and local maritime security-related companies will showcase their products and services to comemourate the Nigerian Navy 68th years Aniversary Celebration. Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla, represented by the Chief of Policy and Plan (Navy), Rear Admiral Joseph Daniel Akpan, disclosed this while addressing the World Press Conference on the 68th Anniversary Celebrations of the Nigeria Navy (NN) scheduled to hold from 24 May – 1 June 2024 in Lagos.


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NIMASA Boss Lauds Women’s Contributions To Maritime Development
NIMASA Boss Lauds Women’s Contributions To Maritime Development

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Dayo Mobereola, has said that the contributions of women in the maritime sector inspired the agency to do better. According to a statement signed by the Assistant Director/Head, Public Relations, NIMASA, Osagie Edward, he stated this recently during the 2024 commemoration of the International Day for Women in Maritime in Lagos. Speaking on the theme ‘Safe Horizons: Women Shaping the Future of Maritime Safety’, Mobereola commended the contributions of Nigerian women to the development of the maritime sector.


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